[ə'lɒŋ] or [ə'lɔŋ]


(adv.) with a forward motion; 'we drove along admiring the view'; 'the horse trotted along at a steady pace'; 'the circus traveled on to the next city'; 'move along'; 'march on'.

(adv.) in accompaniment or as a companion; 'his little sister came along to the movies'; 'I brought my camera along'; 'working along with his father'.

(adv.) in addition (usually followed by `with'); 'we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package'; 'along with the package came a bill'; 'consider the advantages along with the disadvantages'.

(adv.) to a more advanced state; 'the work is moving along'; 'well along in their research'; 'hurrying their education along'; 'getting along in years'.

(adv.) in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside'); 'pass the word along'; 'ran along beside me'; 'cottages along by the river'.

整理:梅--From WordNet


(adv.) By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.

(adv.) In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.

(adv.) In company; together.

(prep.) By the length of, as distinguished from across.

(-) (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)



ad. [1]. Lengthwise, longitudinally, in a line.[2]. Onward, forward.

prep. By or over.



adv. by or through the length of: lengthwise: throughout: onward: (fol. by with) in company of.—prep. by the side of: near.— Along′shore-men labourers employed about the docks or wharves in the Thames and other rivers.—prep. Along′side by the side beside.—Along of (arch. or dial.) owing to.





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